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Economics of Higher Education

Designed to provide participants with a better understanding of sustainable new business models to address the challenges at their home institutions. The program will provide each academic administrator with a revitalized perspective as they prepare for the upcoming financial planning cycle.

This program is specifically tailored for chief academic officers, provosts, presidents, and trustees of private colleges and universities.


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Economics of Higher Education Training ProgramA multitude of internal and external financial struggles are rapidly impacting how institutions maintain the quality of their academic programs. New and experienced chief academic officers are expected to lead their organizations through these economic currents. The Economics of Higher Education is a unique workshop specifically tailored for new and experienced chief academic officers, provosts, presidents, and trustees of private colleges and universities. Designed to introduce new business models for higher education, the program's aim is to enhance the technical, communication, leadership, and process skills administrators need to successfully navigate today’s ever-changing environment of higher education.



More than 4 in 10

private colleges missed their goals for enrollment & tuition in 2016.

-The Chronicle of Higher Education



Tuition is $1,995, which includes all program materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day of the program, and admission to the evening keynote dinner reception on January 21, 2018.

Discounts available: Subsequent sign-ups from the same institution are $1,495.

New 2018 Program Dates:

Evening Keynote Reception: January 21, 2018
Two-Day Program: January 22-23, 2018

Registration Deadline: December 14, 2017


AAL Training Center, Buckhead
Atlanta, GA

For additional program details, please contact AAL Director of Professional Development Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively

James F. Galbally, Jr.


Senior Consultant

Sharon D. Herzberger


Collaborating Partner

Robert Zemsky


Keynote Speaker




Program Curriculum

  • Discuss the impact of instructional costs as an institutional cost driver
  • Identify institutional challenges and how schools can prepare to face these obstacles 
  • Evaluate current business models, what is working and what needs to be fixed
  • Explore the role of institutional governance in leading change
  • Identify the role of the  chief academic officer in implementing new business models